Itís a sequel. Same cast and the same story but with a new lead and a new director. Shot in HD. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo is to settle some unfinished business at the box office. A year stands between the Vivaz and the Neo and Android does make all the difference.
The XPERIA Neo is part of Sony Ericssonís new droid lineup and takes advantage of all the new features Ė the LED-backlit Reality display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, an 8 megapixel Exmor R camera sensor, 720p video with continuous autofocus and the latest Android Ė 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Neo benefits from new technology but it does well to focus on the important stuff: imaging. Itís not the 3.7 touchscreen that makes this phone, nor is it the 1 GHz CPU or the latest Android Gingerbread. And hey, these are all fine features to have. But in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo the HD-enabled cameraphone comes before the all-round droid smartphone.
The short list of downsides gives away a well-focused device. The XPERIA Neo is spared the predicament of a flagship too. While the Arc might be unsettled by the new dual-core beasts Ė the Neo doesnít need top specs to be good at its main job. The previous generation hardware is less of a disadvantage.
Having met the Neo, this review doesnít look as such a tough challenge. All it needs to do is cement the good impression it already made. Such kind of safety can be deceptive though. Letís hope the Neo didnít let its muscles soften. Youíre welcome to follow us as we try to find out.